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Re: Small business ideas, opportunities and suggestions in TT

Postby Rovin » September 28th, 2018, 4:32 pm

most food places their food dont taste good dise why they dont last or they start up good then standards drop badly within a short space of time so they end up bussing ...

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Re: Small business ideas, opportunities and suggestions in TT

Postby MG Man » September 28th, 2018, 4:44 pm

learn a basic trade....plumbing is pretty easy and doesn't require a huge investment in tools....start small and do family work etc and get your people to refer you....if you good, ppl with rental apartments will keep you for jobs....my plumber is a one man show...just a guy with an old AD Wagon, and does work for big retail chains....he looks like hell because he's on call 24/7, but he's never without work

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby QuietGiant » September 30th, 2018, 10:26 pm

Anyone know what kinds of stuff you can buy-and-sell back (buy low/sell high for profit) that i can do with a $50 000 budget in T'dad? I see them American sites have all kinda creative stuff that they buy but most trinis don't really cater for that kinda thing.
I does also do my own tshirts (i design my own art from scratch based on events and i do custom art based on what customers want) but hadn't got much luck with it.

Willing to try anything because i seriously hate working for people. I'd rather work 10x harder for myself.

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Re: Small business ideas, opportunities and suggestions in TT

Postby nervewrecker » September 30th, 2018, 10:34 pm

MG Man wrote:learn a basic trade....plumbing is pretty easy and doesn't require a huge investment in tools....start small and do family work etc and get your people to refer you....if you good, ppl with rental apartments will keep you for jobs....my plumber is a one man show...just a guy with an old AD Wagon, and does work for big retail chains....he looks like hell because he's on call 24/7, but he's never without work
You have a link up for these people with apartment buildings?

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby MG Man » September 30th, 2018, 11:21 pm

defuq....is everything easy yuh want?

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby nervewrecker » October 1st, 2018, 5:41 am

Well I hadda say someone send me or they will think I am de scrap iron guy.

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby gastly369 » October 1st, 2018, 6:09 am

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » October 1st, 2018, 6:27 am

QuietGiant wrote:Anyone know what kinds of stuff you can buy-and-sell back (buy low/sell high for profit) that i can do with a $50 000 budget in T'dad? I see them American sites have all kinda creative stuff that they buy but most trinis don't really cater for that kinda thing.
I does also do my own tshirts (i design my own art from scratch based on events and i do custom art based on what customers want) but hadn't got much luck with it.

Willing to try anything because i seriously hate working for people. I'd rather work 10x harder for myself.


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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby goalpost » January 5th, 2019, 10:12 pm

Anyone had any experience with Shopify as an online store platform for dropshipping or otherwise for international cust omers?

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby Numb3r4 » September 1st, 2019, 7:29 pm

goalpost wrote:Anyone had any experience with Shopify as an online store platform for dropshipping or otherwise for international cust omers?


Knew someone however he has since stopped pursuing this as an avenue.

Banking was an issue, too many workarounds had to be employed to get the money into Trinidad, very difficult to clear the transactions. You are effectively limited if you are working with a TT bank account you can only settle in TT, if you can obtain a US account well maybe things might be different still though it won't be easy.

Also the amount and type of products you select plays a big part in the success of the online store front. A big attraction is also the website you use, if you have little to no knowledge of web development then you may have to pay someone to set up the site both front and back end. This may be costly and may require someone outside of Trinidad and Tobago. The stock templates are hideous and less than suitable, for even a blog, time and effort has to spent to improve the website, knowledge of web development would be an asset at least front end. The easiest workaround to this is to sign up for a subscription to wix or squarespace but this again is costly.

The process of search engine optimization and labeling of your products for search is tedious and again very time consuming and if you don't get it right well no sales.

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby Richard23 » October 27th, 2019, 12:07 am

Good day tuners . I recently got a idea to open up a food cart business but need more information

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby daring dragoon » October 27th, 2019, 6:22 am

Richard23 wrote:Good day tuners . I recently got a idea to open up a food cart business but need more information

go kfc or work for an established food place first. get an idea of the runnings. it have places east west north south so uh cyah miss. the bbq place in cepiero road is a good place, gyro men doh hire nobody buy serians, it have the stretch opposite skinner park or the strech in the queens park savannah in pos. if you are muslim try baraka grounds. eddie hart grounds arouca. get a wuk with someone there from now till after the christmas, get ah idea of the pace. by carnival 2020 if you have the cash u can open your own cart.

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby daring dragoon » October 27th, 2019, 6:23 am

Richard23 wrote:Good day tuners . I recently got a idea to open up a food cart business but need more information

go kfc or work for an established food place first. get an idea of the runnings. it have places east west north south so uh cyah miss. the bbq place in cepiero road is a good place, gyro men doh hire nobody buy serians, it have the stretch opposite skinner park or the strech in the queens park savannah in pos. if you are muslim try baraka grounds. eddie hart grounds arouca. get a wuk with someone there from now till after the christmas, get ah idea of the pace. by carnival 2020 if you have the cash u can open your own cart.

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 27th, 2019, 6:49 am

i studying to open up a steam cleaning/upholstery cleaning business

already have main road property with a biggish yard where my present business is
so not like hadda pay any extra rent
have a 100k ppl on my different social media pages that i could advertise to

i see hadden have some commercial cleaners for a 10k
labour is a 150-250 a day if i hire someone (well i hadda hire someone, i lazy on my own)

wha allyuh feel?

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby rspann » October 27th, 2019, 7:20 am

Go mobile too. Do furniture and carpets. Big money in that.

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 27th, 2019, 7:44 am

A lil ad van would work ent? Dont really need a pickup do I?

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby gastly369 » October 27th, 2019, 8:29 am

Inter chem for products
Phone Surgeon wrote:A lil ad van would work ent? Dont really need a pickup do I?

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby rspann » October 27th, 2019, 8:59 am

Phone Surgeon wrote:A lil ad van would work ent? Dont really need a pickup do I?


Kazim has a thriving business doing this and uses a Vitara ,and has workers going out with an AD and a Civic wagon.

He does house calls, offices, boats and vehicles.

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby pugboy » October 27th, 2019, 9:04 am

It’s a good business to get into and word of mouth spread when ppl get back a car smelling clean and no need for air freshener

Esp amongst women who doh take of cars esp interior and use plenty perfume so all the fabric have stale perfume scent.

Use social media to show how dirty even clean looking fabric can be.

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby rspann » October 27th, 2019, 9:06 am

Fifty brand new vehicles recently had to be cleaned after the last flood. Look how I woulda link you up. Plus after every heavy rain flood vehicles need to be cleaned.

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » October 27th, 2019, 9:48 am

Interior and fabric cleaning is good business. Around this time of year ppl also need their carpets and furniture steam cleaned.

Go for it!

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby Richard23 » November 1st, 2019, 12:21 am

What are you opinions on farming ?

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